Coniston, Hawkshead, Sawrey, in the Lake District

Relax while you soak up the scenery and gentle pace of life...

The delightful village of Coniston nestles at the foot of the famous Coniston Old Man fell (From where you get superb views of Coniston Water and Lake Windermere) and nearby to the Grizedale Forest. The village has a welcoming feel and traditional Lake District warmth to it; visitors will find plenty of shops and cafes in which to relax while they soak up the scenery and gentle pace of life.

A popular centre for walkers, climbers and cyclists, the area is also well known for Coniston Water; setting for the famous children's story, Swallows and Amazons and also scene of Donald Campbell's tragic world water-speed record attempt in 1967. Nowadays the Victorian steam yacht `Gondola' which first went into service in 1859 and was restored in 1977 by the National Trust, plies the five miles of water from April to October. You can hire rowing boats, electric boats, kayaks and dinghies from Coniston Boating Centre on the lakeshore.

Take the opportunity to visit the Ruskin Museum, for local history, and `Brantwood' on the shores of Coniston Water, former home to the poet John Ruskin.

Positioned between Coniston Water and Windermere, Hawkshead is arguably the quaintest location in the lakes, with white washed cottages dating back to the 16th century, charming old pubs and tea shops along narrow traffic-free streets.

The village is busy with tourists who come to see the Grammar school where, in the 1780's William Wordsworth developed inspiration for this early poetry and home to the Beatrix Potter gallery showing her original drawings for her children's books. The village hosts the annual Victorian fair and agricultural/sports show every summer.

Broughton-in-Furness is well situated a few miles west of nearby Coniston, and is becoming a favoured destination for the more discerning visitor, who appreciate its tranquil charm and acknowledge it as part of the "Undiscovered Lakeland". In the Square is the town hall, once the market hall, and now the Tourist Information Centre, two slate fish market slabs, and old stocks, which together with the surrounding three storey merchants houses, creates a unique feeling to this historic market town. There is also a good selection of amenities within the village including an award winning restaurant.

Wain Garth ref: CC124108

Satterthwaite near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£440-£1274

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3 star rating
Wain Garth
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Refurbished to an excellent standard and benefitting from fabulous views.
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The Hayloft ref: CC125113

Outgate near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£0-£674

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3 star rating
Quality cottage style studio set within the grounds of Peacock Cottage, ideal for a romantic break at any time of the year
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Little Knott ref: 394

Blawith, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£367-£1003

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4 star rating
An 18th century cottage with a rustic feel situated just one mile from Coniston Water. Countryside views from most rooms.
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    1
  • Bedrooms
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Crook Farm ref: 25711

Torver, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£795-£1872

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3 star rating
Imposing Lakeland farmhouse which includes period features, Aga and open fire with lovely views across the countryside.
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    11
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    3
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Damson Cottage ref: CC124101

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£384-£829

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3 star rating
Damson Cottage is set on an elevated terrace commanding panoramic views over Coniston Water.
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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Peacock Cottage ref: CC125106

Outgate near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£491-£1885

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4 star rating
Delightful 18th century cottage with superb enclosed gardens.
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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Chapel Cottage ref: B6097

Blawith, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£327-£765

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4 star rating
A quaint cottage in a private and remote area of the Lake District with excellent views over the Coniston Fells.
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    4
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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The Old Vicarage ref: UK1026

Far Sawrey, near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£413-£820

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4 star rating
This stylish apartment sandwiched between the lakes of Windermere and Esthwaite is ideal for hiking around the southern and far eastern fells of Lakeland.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Jasmin Cottage ref: CC124188

Lowick near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£449-£774

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3 star rating
Pet friendly property on the banks of the River Crake and close to Coniston Water displaying a wealth of characterful features such as oak beams, open fire and flagged floors.
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    4
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Turner’s Cottage ref: CC124183

near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£0-£549

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3 star rating
Just three miles south of Coniston, Turner’s Cottage is a romantic hideway for two with a four poster bed, double ended roll top bath and the all important open fire.
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    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Bend or Bump Cottage ref: W1310

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£625-£722

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2 star rating
  • Sleeps
    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Red Deer Lodge ref: CC124169

Finsthwaite near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£580-£2214

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4 star rating
Red Deer Lodge is aptly named, looking out towards acres of woodland - so well situated for glimpsing these most beautiful of creatures.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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West Vale Country House - West Vale Garden Apartment ref: W43295

Far Sawrey, near Ambleside, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£376-£792

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4 star rating
A contemporary holiday apartment finished to a high standard with French gardens out onto private gardens.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Wilfin Beck Cottage ref: LZA

Cunsey, Windermere, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£650-£1685

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4 star rating
Close to the shores of Lake Windermere and boasting fine period interiors, Wilfin Beck Cottage is a fantastic base for six.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Duddon Bank Cottage ref: E1155

Thwaites, Cumbria, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£350-£822

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3 star rating
This 300-year-old cottage enjoys an elevated position, with French doors to the terrace and a woodburner in the living room.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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